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Holy Guinness!

Posted by Shae on April 26, 2004

Diageo (sp?), the company that owns the Guinness breweries, announced recently that it is closing its London brewery and transfering production back to the original brewery at St. James' Gate in Dublin. In Dublinese, "James' Gate" is pronounced 'jaym-zes gate'

St. James' Gate was the portal through which Irish pilgrims boarded ship on their pilgrimage to Compostella in Spain, the reputed repository of the remains of St. James the Apostle.

Not many know that!